Aisle Seat with Julie Schuster is a weekly thematic radio program that incorporates songs from Broadway, film scores, opera, and classical music.

April 18: There is No Planet B – Works about mountains, rivers, trees, insects, animals, and more from classical music, Broadway, and television; plus soundtrack selections from environmentally focused films like Wall-E and Koyannisqatsi.

April 11National Pet Day – Celebrate pets in movies, on Broadway, and on television with purr-fect music written about furry friends we know and love… Snoopy; Lassie; Duchess and her kittens Berlioz(!), Marie, and Toulouse; even Hedwig. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

April 4: Play Ball! – Ya gotta have heart when it comes to baseball season! Opening day for the Cardinals is April 1, so this week’s episode features baseball music from movies, television, and Broadway. (Whatever Fredbird wants, Fredbird gets.) Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

March 28: Grrrl Power – A celebration of women creators, composers, and performers from classical music, Broadway, film, television, and more for Women’s History Month. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

March 21: A Bridgerton Too Far (rebroadcast) – Think of Julie as your musical Lady Whistledown as she shares songs from the wildly popular Netflix series based on novels by Julia Quinn. Plus, music from other period romantic movies like Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Bright Star, as well as a “True Concession” about…what else? Ice Cream! You’ll burn for this episode! Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

March 14: Pi Day – This episode features “mathematical” classical music from composers like Bela Bartok, Johann Sebastian Bach, Iannis Xenakis, and Sir Edward Elgar. (Could the enigma be… Pi?) Plus, songs about delicious and scary pies from Waitress and Sweeney Todd, and a musical depiction of Julie’s all-time favorite pie to make. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

March 7: National Cereal Day – “Morning music” from Broadway shows and classical composers as well as some of your favorite vintage cereal commercials, including the infamous opera ads that the Leo Burnett advertising agency created for Rice Krispies. It’s a honey of a show… don’t miss it! But if you did, listen to the episode on SoundCloud HERE.

February 28: Let’s Go to the Movies – You bring the popcorn, Julie brings some of the greatest movie music of all time. Enjoy film scores from The Godfather, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Gladiator, Casino Royale, Blade Runner, to name just a few. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

February 21: Gaming Music – Some beautiful scores have been written for video games; this music is gaining popularity in the concert hall as well. Enjoy some atmospheric, beautiful, and engaging music from titles like The Legend of Zelda, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Civilization IV, Super Mario Brothers, Medal of Honor, Undertale, and more. You’ll even hear some classical pieces as you’ve (likely) never heard them before. Ready listener one! Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

February 14: A Fine Romance – A soundtrack for your Valentine’s Day, featuring music from Romeo & Juliet (Rota and Prokofiev); Broadway musicals Cinderella, South Pacific, and The Secret Garden; movies Notting Hill, Intermezzo, and The Russia House; operas Thais and L’elisir d’amore; the only show tune The Beatles ever released; and even a Sting song (performed on cellos, of course). Enjoy the show with someone (or something) sweet. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

February 7: Don’t Bug Me I’m Listening to Music! – Insect and arachnid-related music from movies like A Bug’s Life, James and the Giant Peach, and all of the Spider-Man incarnations, classical favorites like Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, jazz musician David Rothenberg’s songs with bug “musicians”, music from Madama Butterfly, and more. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

January 31: Home on the Radio – The Lone Ranger debuted on the airwaves on January 31, 1933, plus author Zane Grey was  born today, so you’ll hear great music from classic westerns like How the West was Won and The Magnificent Seven in addition to the just-released film News of the World; musicals like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Oklahoma, and Annie Get Your Gun; and of course, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell overture. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

January 24: An Inauguration Playlist – Songs fit for a commander-in-chief from musicals like Hamilton, 1776, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; presidential performances; film music from Lincoln and JFK; trivia about POTUS musical abilities; and even a work about a president from a composer named after a different president. Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

January 17: A Bridgerton Too Far – Think of Julie as your musical Lady Whistledown as she shares songs from the wildly popular Netflix series based on novels by Julia Quinn. Plus, music from other period romantic movies like Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Bright Star, as well as a “True Concession” about…what else? Ice Cream! You’ll burn for this episode! Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

January 10, 2021: National Sunday Supper Day encourages families to gather around the table to enjoy a meal and conversation on the second Sunday in January. So, pull up an aisle seat and settle in to enjoy delicious songs about food! Think “The Worst Pies in London” from Sweeney Todd, “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, and J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata, which proves that addiction to coffee has been a problem for a very long time. You’ll also hear the first installment of “True Concessions”, which features special guests sharing their favorite intermission snacks! Did you miss it? Listen on SoundCloud HERE.

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